Industry Profile: Pro Snowboarder Trevor Jacob
02 Sep, 2010
Job Title: Pro Snowboarder
Years on snow: 14
Days on snow: Quite a few
Currently Riding: My dirtbike in the summer.
Currently I am: 17
Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself
Trevor: I like adrenalin, I like to eat a lot of food, I like to get crazy.
Shay: How has snowboarding changed your life?
Trevor: I’ve been snowboarding my whole life haha.
Shay: How did you get your start in the industry, who or what opened up more opportunities for you?
Trevor: I just snowboarded since I’ve been 3 and a half at Mammoth. So many people that have done so much for our sport come out of this place. Dan McNamara, Couldn’t thank him enough for getting me sponsored by Forum at the time. Oren Tanzer for always having a sick park at Mammoth. There are so many people out there I could thank for helping me out. You know who you are.
Shay: How has your previous education or work experience helped you in your current job?
Trevor: I almost done with high school! Suffering a few more months then I’m done with school!
Shay: Tell us about your role as a professional snowboarder and a description of the work you do?
Trevor: I just try to have fun, and ride with my friends. I wouldn’t call it work.
Shay: What’s an average day like at work for you?
Trevor: Wake up, Slap my brother in the face to wake up, go to school, go snowboard, go snowmobile, maybe jump off a bridge or something.
Shay: What are some memorable experiences from working in the industry?
Trevor: Just filming with and competing against people that I’ve looked up to my whole life. It’s pretty crazy to be friends with people that I’ve been watching in videos since I was 5.
Shay: What do you think are the biggest challenges that the snowboard industry faces and what changes would you like to see for the future?
Trevor: I think that a lot of people that snowboard are a joke. I see a lot of people snowboarding to look cool. I’m just out there to have fun and get crazy with my friends. As far as the industry? Seems to be doing fine.
Shay: Education vs Experience…which do you think is more important?
Trevor: Experience for sure. You learn so much more from experiencing real life things than learning about it in a book.
Shay: What advice would you give to people wanting to work in the industry?
Trevor: Don’t be a piece of shit? I don’t know. hah
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Facebook: Trevor Jacob